Top-seeded TCU gets past Baylor in Big 12 Tournament
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baylor Bears are on the brink of elimination.
Kurtis Byrne capped a two-run eighth inning with an RBI single and top-seeded TCU rallied past No. 8 seed Baylor 4-2 in the Big 12 Tournament for the Frogs’ eighth straight victory.
Baylor will play No. 4 Oklahoma State Thursday morning in the loser bracket.
TCU, the first Big 12 team to win back-to-back regular-season titles since 2016-17, advances to play No. 5 seed Texas on Thursday in the winner’s bracket.
The Frogs lost a three-game series, 2-1, against the Longhorns in early April.
TCU took its first lead of the game in the eighth when Tommy Sacco, who drew a lead-off walk, scored on a wild pitch.
Byrne followed with his 39th RBI of the season for a 4-2 lead. Garrett Wright closed it out in the ninth with two strikeouts for his third save of the season.
Baylor’s Blake Helton pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 runs, and striking out a career-high 7 batters.
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